This is not my first attempt at an owl shaped cake. Actually my sister loves owls, and I made the first owl cake for her birthday. But this one I made for her promotion, because being an elder sister her promotion mean lots of shopping for me 😀
Lots of clothes, shoes and baking stuff 😀 So you see I have to make an impression when I congratulate her with this cake.
Its full of candies and chocolates, whatever I could lay my hands at.
Begin with a chocolate cake. Your favourite chocolate cake recipe. I used my favourite, the eggless chocolate cake recipe, the one I used in the chocolate truffle cake post.
Now carve it into an owl shape and spread loads of chocolate ganache over it. Spread generously over the top and the sides.
Now for the fun part, use all the creativity you have and deck it up with your favourite candies!
I made its eyes with two sunfeast dark fantasy chocolate biscuits, outlined with some coarsely grinded almonds. Then, used some white chocolate for its nose. Lots of colorful gems made for its huge stomach. And the rest of the owl cake was covered with dairy milk shots 😀
The colors, candies and chocolate overdose could have easily made up for a birthday cake for a 4 yr old 😛 but she loved it totally!! Infact she almost drooled over its pictures which I sent her while she was still at work.
This last picture is of my earlier attempt of the owl cake. Though not so attractive it was a chocolate roller-coaster ride with both white and dark chocolate ganaches, roasted sliced almonds made for its feathers in this one.